In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And if Namibians themselves are irritated, then imagine the impressions of the visitor or tourist who almost always meets an unfriendly and uncommunicative face?
- Yair, only a year or two younger than Maya, has become distant and uncommunicative.
- Mayfield saw that Arning, who was withdrawn and uncommunicative, quickly found a means of expression through drawing.
- But he is still seen by others as being rather serious and uncommunicative in public, especially when compared to the imaginative, publicity friendly ‘man of the people’ Dyke.
- It was quite astonishing how uncommunicative he was.
- The baby grows into a withdrawn, uncommunicative girl who is sent to a special school because no-one knows that she was born under a holy star that gives her supernatural powers, making her invaluable to the Satanic fraternity.
- Philip Green, below, has a reputation for not being the easiest interviewee, but pity the poor soul who found him in uncommunicative mood when grilled by a financial website.
- ‘She became really uncommunicative, angry with everybody and brutal to her mother,’ recalls Hardwicke.
- Hume wanted Specter to commit in advance to the proposition that a nominee's being only as uncommunicative as Ginsburg cannot justify a filibuster or even a ‘no’ vote.
- ‘We appear to be, my father and I, compulsively uncommunicative but articulate,’ she says when I ask her about this statement.
- At times she became profoundly withdrawn and totally uncommunicative; at other times she was wildly excited, violent, and destructive.
- … Was my father so uncommunicative that I couldn't ever picture him in any close relationship?
- It is this primal, often uncommunicative nature of those who work the land and the seas, and therefore make up a fair percentage of the rural male population, that is at the core of these suicide statistics.
- Went back to J & S's for a cup of tea and a chat, and I became largely uncommunicative due to burgeoning exhaustion…
- Tolerance of long waiting times, lack of information, uncommunicative staff, and failures to seek patients' views and take account of their preferences is wearing thin.
- Calce, 36, had troubles with the law in the past and was estranged from his parents, who proved uncurious about his uncommunicative state.
- Remote and uncommunicative was their description as Whyte avoided the hoi polloi, preferring to spend time with the corporate elite.
- But his usual easy-going charm seemed to have temporarily deserted him, and she found him terse, uncommunicative, clearly unsettled by her absence.
- Duncan, a precocious, affectionate child, had failed to live up to his academic potential, and had become withdrawn and uncommunicative.
- While for some, video games conjure up the image of the socially withdrawn and uncommunicative male, the milieu of video games is intensely social.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.